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Report01 Aug 2018

Yimer takes 10,000m crown as African Championships begin in Asaba

Kicking away from a lead group of four with just over half a lap to go, Jemal Yimer Mekkonen cruised to victory in the 10,000m at the 21st edition of the African Athletics Championships which began today in Asaba, Nigeria.

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News13 Mar 2017

Toroitich to lead Ugandan squad in Kampala

Timothy Toroitich will be captaining the host nation's squad at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on 26 March, the Ugandan Athletics Federation announced.

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Report27 Nov 2016

Toroitich and McCormack cruise to Alcobendas victories

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich and Fionnuala McCormack of Ireland captured convincing victories at the 35th Cross Internacional de la Constitución, the second leg of 2016-17 IAAF Cross Country Permit series, on Sunday (27).

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Previews25 Nov 2016

Toroitich to chase second title in Alcobendas

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich will return to Alcobendas as the man to beat at the 35th Cross Internacional de la Constitución on Sunday (27), the second of three Spanish races scheduled for the 2016-17 IAAF Cross Country Permit series.

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Report22 Nov 2015

Cheserek dominant again at the NCAA Cross Country Championships – cross-country round-up

Kenya’s Edward Cheserek created history on Saturday (21) as he became the first man to win the prestigious NCAA Cross Country Championships for three successive years.

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Report15 Nov 2015

Merga and Oljira are repeat winners at Atapuerca

Ethiopia’s Imane Merga won the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening race of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series, for a fifth consecutive year on Sunday (15).

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Previews13 Nov 2015

Merga aims to continue winning streak at opening IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in Atapuerca

Four-time champion Imane Merga will return to Atapuerca, near the Spanish city of Burgos, for the 12th “Cross Internacional de Atapuerca”, the first of three Spanish races scheduled for this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series which will get under way this Sunday (15).

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Report04 Jan 2015

Kipyegon finds form at home, Toroitich prevails in Amorebieta – cross-country round-up

After successive runner-up finishes, Faith Kipyegon won her first race of the season in the sixth and final race of the 2014/15 AK/KCB Cross Country Series in Sitok over 8km on Saturday (3).

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Report21 Dec 2014

Toroitich and Belete win, Hassan and Cherono beaten – cross-country round-up

Timothy Toroitich scored his third victory on Spanish soil this winter at the 35th edition of the Cross Internacional de Venta de Banos on Sunday (21).

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Report30 Nov 2014

Toroitich maintains momentum in Alcobendas – cross-country round-up

World Cross fifth-place finisher Timothy Toroitich improved on his third-place finish in last year’s race to secure his second win on Spanish soil in as many weekends over 9.25km at the Cross Internacional de la Constitucion held in Alcobendas on Sunday (30).

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Report23 Nov 2014

Cherono finds her form in Soria as Cheruiyot returns – cross-country round-up

Here is the first of the IAAF website’s weekly round-ups of the major cross-country races around the world in the coming months, in addition to individual previews and reports of the IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings, as we begin the build-up towards the highlight of the winter, the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, on 28 March.

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Report16 Nov 2014

Merga and Oljira secure Ethiopian double in Atapuerca

The 11th ‘Cross Internacional de Atapuerca’ marked the opening leg of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series which will reach the pinnacle with the IAAF World Cross Country Championships next March and saw victories from the Ethiopian duo Imane Merga and Belaynesh Oljira on Sunday (16).

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